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ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby millions of protesters here and abroad. also commander in chief reagan gained secret aid for freedom fighters in central america, the quote unquote contras. in his second term reagan negotiated a nuclear arms control treaty with our then by senate. enemy the soviet union ratified by a democratic center. in republican reagan could work with democrats controlling both the house and for two years the senate, why can't president obama, a democrat, achieve more with republicans who control the house and his democrats who control the senate? >> there's a lot of myth about tip o'neal and ronald reagan working together. they did n
. and if there had been no candidate goldwater in 1964, there would have been no president-elect ronald reagan in 1980. it was goldwater who proved his famous time for choosing television address which made him a political star overnight and led to his running for governor of california and eventually president of these united states. david recounts how bill rusher shore up the goldwater committee when money ran short and spirits sagged. skillfully guided young americans for freedom in his early chaotic days and forced some order and discipline on the blind spirits who ran the "national review," expanded the conservative movement through the tv program the advocates, his newspaper column and lectures and champion ronald reagan when other conservatives were somewhat skeptical about the actor turned politician. bill loved american politics, traveling to distant land, and national review's effervescent edit her bill buckley of whom he once said, quote, the most exasperating people in the world are so often the most beloved and he is no exception. david frisk has captured this and more in his sple
me explain. it is no secret to anyone here that the party of abraham lincoln and ronald reagan took a beating three weeks ago. republicrepublic ans lost the battle for the white house and the house and senate. most are singing badly from that defeat. i know this from first-hand experience as many seem to be visiting the reagan library lately. what seems to be in a quest to remember a great president and remind themselves of his ideals and optimism in what he did to inspire americans to greatness. we should remind ourselves that while our president had the uncanny ability to reach into the hearts and minds of americans, it was ronald reagan himself who said i wasn't a great communicator. i communicated great things. today we can recognize that great things spring from great ideas and we can take heart that there are leaders in our times like speaker newt gingrich got great contributions contribution to make in the way of such ideas. there is plenty of precedent here. when he was first elected office in 1978 in georgia, his party, like the republican party today was in the white house
in the way the modern president does. it happened to ronald reagan, it happened to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. wetoday's modern age, could have more than two terms for any president? you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a string of one-term pr
and then invite their older sister to live with them. ronald reagan twice a year goes to people's houses to have dinner. went to my's' house, and -- went to my boss' house, and i'm mowing the lawn and washing the windows, and i'm hoping over time i'm doing all this stuff that sooner or later he will say, greg, you can stick around and meet the president. sooner or late ex-after days and days of preparation, that's what happened. he said, you can meet him. the high point -- a couple high point inside meeting ronald reagan. one is when the bomb sniffer dog came in and urinated on my boss' brief case. to this day, he thinks it's me. and it might have been. the great thing about dogs, they don't live long enough to tell stories. move the unicorn over here. the dinner -- i often tell people i shared an intimate dinner will ronald reagan. and it is true. because after the dinner was over, i actually took his dinner and i went into the kitchen and i ate it, and i'm not kidding. so, technically, i shared an intimate chicken dinner with ronald reagan. the embarrassing part about meeting him is how you ha
not come into our homes in the way the modern president does. it happened to ronald reagan, it happened to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. he was elected to four terms. in today's modern age, could we have more than two terms for any president? guest: great question. >> you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of course, would he have run for a third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used
about politics, but politics in the real sense of the word. >> let's listen to ronald reagan talk about this. >> weapons designed for war have no place in a movie theater. the majority of americans agree with us on this. and by the way, so did ronald reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the second amendment who wrote to congress in 1994, urging them, this is ronald reagan speaking, urging them to listen to the american public and the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of military-style assault weapons. >> that man has more in common with ronald reagan on policy than any republican in the house of representatives. ronald reagan raised the debt ceiling when necessary without complaint, and raised taxes more than once. and reagan was in favor of a ban on assault weapons just like president obama. >> right, and that comment was a way of saying that these are very centrist reforms, really common sense things that most americans agree with. he emphasized that in a few ways and a few times during that time. and i think the framing you're talking about,
there was three. [laughter] anyways, ronald reagan, twice a year would go to people eats houses -- people's houses to have dinner. he chose my boss' house. i said, what do you need? i'm mowing lawn, washing windows, and i hope overi'm i do this stuff, he says, greg, stick around, meet the president. sooner or later after, like, days and days of preparation, that's what happened. he said, you can meet him. the high point, a couple high points of meeting ronald reagan. one was when the bomb sniffer dogs came in and urinated on my boss' briefcase. [laughter] to this day, he thinks it's me. [laughter] and it might have been. [laughter] the great thing about dogs is they don't live long enough to tell stories. the dinner, i often tell people that i shared an intimate dinner with ronald reagan. that's what i tell people, and it is true. it is true because after the dinner was over, i actually took his dinner and went in the kitchen and ate it. i'm not kidding. technically i shared an intimate chicken dinner with ronald reagan. [laughter] the embarrassing part about meeting him is how you have this amazi
of the 20th century. ronald reagan and george bush, both of them passed huge medicare expansions and both of them were really good at explaining it in my simple terms. ronald reagan had passed catastrophic medicare expansions and he says we have to worry about people going broke. now the republicans hated it and a year later the congress repealed it but reagan got it through and explained in a nice symbol term so for a while what was quite popular to beat was so convoluted that in the collapsing, and again bush got out there and explained prescription drugs are expensive. we are going to expand the pool. the details of the bill were hellishly complicated but bush didn't go into the details. liberals like to criticize bush for being simplistic that this case is simple explanation was very useful if. the actually like the expansion that is the sign of a very successful operator. someone that could manage to get republicans and democrats coming in at democrats with republicans to pass at an expense the public in my simple terms. it's never going to be repealed i would predict there was a suc
of a major research university. but any case, i came and i had big fights with ronald reagan because even though i was just a commissioner, i along with one of my latino woman the only other minority on the commission babeu, we would dissent whatever the commission tried to do something that was terrible. so we had some problems. and we had the excitement. but i was on there and i went through all those fights. finally it was clip who made me the chair of the commission. >> but president carter appointed me. >> carter appointed me when i left his education running education. he got a new department of education. he appointed me to the commission. >> at what point did it become clare that the u.s. civil rights commission would become a permanent agency? >> after the first year when the reports they did what the commission did was instead of sitting down and saying okay we're hear to save face and -- they did some hearings, the major power of the commission has and i point it out in the book. to me it's the most important thing about the commission. what it does what it's supposed to do. it
-hoo. but no surprise. to me, president obama is the progressive answer to ronald reagan, for me sees the denial of entitlement as a sacrifice, which makes the unentitled, i.e., the successful, the virgin for the volcano to be sacrificed for those whose desires are divorced from the work needed. for some weird reason, obama believes the success of one person harms the other. the clarice to their hannibal. this wrong-madeed belief makes him the equalizeer so he continues down the vin dicktive path of class warfar warfare. if you and i are here to serve as atms for the ows, why bother? if i'm just a salary to be had, my work is done. why comply with the sacrifice? i'm not worried. look at history, from 1980-'92, you have republicans. '92 to 2000 you had dems. 2000 to 2008, republicans. 2008 to 2016, dems. this stuff cyclical. meaning we get sick and then we call. you can bet the dying economy will be the story at the mid-terms and 2016. the message you tried their way now try ours might bring reagan back to life. so, eric, the rare of reagan is over, what does it mean for america and hawaii? >> er
does. it happened to ronald reagan, it happened to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. in today's modern age, could we have more than two terms for any president? you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of course, would he have run for a third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a strin
, you can come back to ronald reagan, and lo and behold, no surprise, there is a rejection of the jimmy carter years, with a very formal, gold tickets to inaugural balls, and clearly it is an inaugural ball. the program that seems sort of informal for his, becomes pinched very formal -- becomes very formal just a few years later. this says something about those administrations and what they are trying to conceive and produce during those events, and it also says something about all of us as well -- something about the nation, its feelings, what it was looking for because they are certainly trying to play off of that as well. part of the material that we collect is just about the enthusiasm. now, inaugurations are meant to be days of national celebration and national unity. they are not, obviously, always that way, so these kind of souvenirs that people might create, just as in the days of george washington -- you know, here are these brass buttons, these little penance that people could buy from the vendors on the street and take home. i particularly like this. this is a little glass tr
, particularly by congress. >> ronald reagan tried to do that. he came into office, and it was all is amazing to me, reagan has become one of our most beloved presidents. people forget some of the stuff that happened. and he wanted to change the direction of civil-rights. he wanted to make sure that the civil rights laws that were passed or not enforce the way they were supposed to be enforced. he decided that he would -- the first thing, the commission was standing up and what stocking administrations. so they said okay. we will chase the members. that we get into a big fight because when they got to me and get ready to change, i sued them and i sued them. i won the lawsuit that the course of the commission was supposed to be a watchdog. i used to say, what start in a lap dog. so that in changing the election of the commission, and even though later we were able to get some traction push the door, growing out of the 2000 election, the voters election, the commission has never been the same since that time. so reagan in the sense succeeded in making in the body that could not listen to ordina
. >> talk to us about ronald reagan's central american policy. >> he sent it back about 20 years. he took the cold war to a new level. he almost took it to the edge of world war again. he said constantly that the soviet union was the head of the united states in every military capacity. we were always ahead. a a but we were always the underdog in our own mind. central america, in regin's mine, becomes the bulwarks of communism. -- in ronald reagan's mind, becomes the bulwark of communism. they are going to come up. he is worried about what mollah, honduras, going read. central american molla countries going read. i saw soldiers there the reminded me of my own experience in vietnam, young, walking around, lost, white skin and all of that. i said do you remember vietnam? they said we do not want to talk about it. there were death squads, terror, the right wing parties of central america took they're not from reagan and karen -- nod from the reagan and killed dozens of people. out of the economics of ronald reagan, the south americans were decimated. the international monetary fund and world
ronald reagan agreed to raids -- raise taxes the ratio then was $3 in cuts for $1 in tax hikes. the reality is we did not quit get to that but certainly it wasn't 41-1 in hikes versus cuts. >>guest: and reagan said that was the biggest mistakes ever trusting the democrats to make the cuts. we know it never happens that way. republicans have to take their opportunity in the few times they get them to use the leverage they truly do have to insist on cutting spending. >>neil: they did not talk about it. i would admire a phony promise but they did not even offer itful >>guest: because they cower immediately and fell to the whom you only care about the mega wealthy and you want to balance the budget on the back of children with disabilities. hoyer saying republicans are like people who take their children hot tag and threaten to shoot them. that is the kind of rhetoric the hostage taking rhetoric that president obama has been using as the divider in for over four years. yet republicans seem stunned we do not have an economic argument. there was never a single argument put forward as
that works. why from an economic standpoint that produces more prosperity, how it works under ronald reagan, how jack kennedy did it, which you don't hear the same argument coming from this administration. they can't argue the facts because the facts do not back them out. they also can't come forward and have an honest discussion about what their objectives are. for us conservatives will argue our objective is to elevate everybody by increasing prosperity, by unleashing the private sector from overbearing government regulation so everybody can prosper. we believe there's an unlimited ability for prosperity. the left believes it's a fixed amount and everybody gets a slice. that's not how we see things. you don't hear the laughter ticket waiting a response to that discussion because what obama wants to do is force redistribution. if you are honest about that, his goals of not just equalize the number one, they're putting them down because that's what happens when you equalize income. if he were to be honest about that and give a philosophical difference the american people would reject resoun
. it was funny before the 1980 election, he went and met with ronald reagan and pitched himself as a running mate for reagan and while he was out there, he went to palm springs and visited gerry ford who had been good friends with him when he was president and he also got invited to a dinner at frankston archer's house. so is having dinner at frankston archer's house as he tells the story, you know, he sees picture frame in nature, wall behind the bar and the bartender says buddy, you're from providence. i was reading and doing? thyrsus bizarre cross occurrences. buddy and i had an interesting relationship as i wrote this book because the one thing about buddy -- the two things that matter to have more power and control and of course money. he did not control over this book or he didn't get the money and he couldn't control his legacy and he didn't like some of the negative things i found about him. but i try to be fair because there are two sides of the coin and that's what makes it so compelling. he was going to write his own book and later did a few years ago called politics and pasta. easterl
of two compromises and begins with ronald reagan presidency, where tax reform was a hugely important issue and hugely difficult issue to get done between republicans and democrats. those of us who lived through the reagan era's recognize that people thought they were very polarized. tip o'neill was a staunch liberal democrat. ronald reagan's staunch republican. yes, they crafted a bipartisan compromise with bradley dan rostenkowski bob packwood being part of the movers of this compromise. password to the affordable care act. it is arguably even more difficult to craft a compromise within one party, the democratic party because of the permanent campaign and how not just polarized, but resistance to compromise the two parties were. so the comparison between the tax reform act and the affordable care act helps us see how much more difficult compromise now is an how much more important it is for two parties to get together to craft a compromise on immigration, tax reform, and many other issues that the country now needs. >> host: is there a golden age of compromise? to real crises, 9/11
with ronald reagan, which he stayed within a minute and half, the government is not the solution, government is the problem. this was an overturning of that. this is a way of saying we are in a new era, which he will initiate, he will continue it. from that perspective, i give him credit for honesty, open this, boldness about who he is and what he wants to do. i was just amazed that so many in the media heard were shocked to discover that we have not twice elected a man of the left. where have they been these four years? and i would add 699 speeches, a telethon the speeches, that he has given. >> how many did ronald reagan give? with a teleprompter? >> six or seven. [laughter] >> i was lucky enough to be there for all of them. >> president spoke of civil rights, selma, and stonewall, manhattan bossuet's the village where the modern gay rights movement was born. a couple of things happened in congress this week that may have an impact -- will have an impact on the administration. harry reid and mitch mcconnell reaching an agreement on the filibuster. nothing profound. also, they will raise th
and -- >> exactly right. they have qualified people. and there's always a loss of presidential focus. ronald reagan did a very good job of winding down the cold war but at the same time he had the iran contra scandals going on in his sec term. >> stephen: what is obama's scandal. the conservatives have been going after him with big guns. benghazi, the corbomight maneuver? it's just an episode of star trek but it sounds dangerous. what are they going after him with him? >> they are going to continue on what was not so successful is that he has socialist policies in mind and that he in the eyes of a lot of conservatives is somebody is not truly an american. >> stephen: well, the evidence is the executive over reach. he is clearly tyrant. rand paul said we don't like kings in this country. we don't like kings and king obama the first signed an executive order today, okay. that is countermanning the second amendment. is he going to be impeached? s but there are people calling for that? >> there are people calling for it and it won't happen. >> stephen: clinton was. >> that was entirely different. >> st
of a dent. neil: all right, liz great to see you again. president obama the anti-ronald reagan? because of his latest move to divide congress? one of "the gipper"'s right-hand men, how the president could make bipartisan anything impossible. ♪ grew up in a small to and when the rain would fall down ♪ ♪ i'd just stare out my window ♪ dreaming of what could be and if i'd end up happy ♪ ♪ i would pray i could breakaway ♪ ♪ i'll spread my wings and i'll learn how to fly ♪ i'll do what it takes till i touch the sky ♪ ♪ i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change, and break away ♪ ♪ wanna feel the wa breeze, sleep under a palm tree ♪ ♪ feel the rush of the ocean ♪ ♪ get on board a fast train, travel on a jet plane far away ♪ ♪ and break away ♪ out of the darkness and into the sun ♪ ♪ but i won't forget the place i come from ♪ ♪ i gotta take a risk, take a chance, make a change, and break away ♪ neil: well, house speaker, to hear democrats tell it who needs republicans at all? and house is left to either beg's rubber-stamp -- being a rubb
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privately, they'll all say they want to do this. what noonan wants is a party like ronald reagan. a deal on social security, deals with democrats on taxes. but today's republicans, these folks in the house, the people you just talked about, they're regaenites in the real party. they're not guilty going to give an inch. i think we're going to see self inflicted crisis after self-inflicts crisis. it's good for the democrats, but bad for america. >> very bad for america. you look at a web site called days without a gop rape mentioned dot com. that's the name of it. it's inspired by steven kobert. they had to reset their clock to zero after this new legitimate rape comment i mean, why are republicans still talking about rape, cynthia. >> you know, rev, a few months ago, i told my mother who still lives in alabama in a tiny little town that i grew up in. i said mother, you know what? alabama no longer has the craziest members of congress. georgia has that distinction now. so phil gets up there when the gop was hoping we finally got all of that madness about rape behind us. what disease he do
that is more like ronald reagan, who made a deal on immigration with ted kennedy, a deal on social security with tip o'neill and deals with democrats on taxes. but today's republicans, the folks in the house, the people you just talked about. they're reaganites in name only, the real rhinos in the republican party. they won't give an inch and it will be very difficult to get anything done. we'll see self-inflicted crisis after another. it is bad for america. >> very bad for america. cindy, when you look at -- there is a website called "days without a gop rape mention.com count, inspired by steven colbert, they had to reset their clock to zero after this new leadership rape comment from congressman gingrey. i mean, why are they still talking about rape? >> you know, i still talked to mother, who lives in a town in alabama. i said mother, you know what, alabama no longer has the most crazy members of congress, georgia has that distinction now. we have the craziest members of comment. so phil gingrey gets up there when the gop was hoping we finally got all of that madness about rape behind us.
on the west front of the capital since ronald reagan was president because he was governor of california, a man of the west, and wanted to face to the west as president and he picked that side. now, the problem with this is the joint committee on the inauguration tix that site in june of 1980, and ronald reagan was not even nominated until july had -- july. the inaugural platform under construction in november -- and jimmy carter were reelected, he would've been sworn in on the west front. if john anderson would have been elected, he would've been sworn in on the west front. ronald reagan was sworn in on a decision made by the joint committee on the inauguration. now, ronald reagan was smart enough to realize that he could take possession of this, even though he did not order this, or choose this. he put it in his inaugural address and he said i am the first president to look west, looking out over the graves of the heroes in arlington cemetery, towards the pacific. he took ownership of that move from the east front to the west front, even though he was not the person to choose it. this
by what's going on right now. >> as with ronald reagan and bill clinton, the second terms, you can see a few green sheets of the economy and if that begins to surge, david axelrod tells me later in the show, has a real chance. >> he has a huge agenda, a lot of opportunities and going to have to find a way to work with republicans not only in the senate but the house of representatives. let's see if he can do it. it's a huge, huge challenge and the responsibility is enormous, the opportunity is great. >> well, we have to see and itching to get to the party, wolf. >> love those people back there. did you hear the marching band? >> you know why i think they're so excited? your performance in skyfall. >> you were in "flight." >> that's why i wanted to mention it. >> i was in the james bond film. and you were in -- >> really great. really great for me. >> if you work really hard and play by the rules, some day maybe daniel craig and -- >> was it daniel craig or denzel washington oscar nominated? >> i don't know. >> it was denzel. do you know who helped him? me. >> let me point out. $1 billi
for this was the ronald reagan operation, the ronald reagan campaign and the ongoing echoes of that campaign. they didn't have one organization, but they had a series of organizations to make certain that they played for the long pull. they played for history. and they were in many ways effective in doing that. now we're in the 21st century. and what president obama did during the campaign, he took the most creative thinkers that he could find, people to use the cliche who think out of the box. he married them up, if you will, wedded them, molded them into the information era high technology whiz people who knew how to leverage the information age to his electoral advantage. now that's what they want to do with this organize for action. and frankly, i wouldn't bet against them. this could be very, very effective as he tries to get his agenda going and maintain it. but make no mistake, we are dealing here and the country is dealing with and the republicans are dealing with a somewhat different barack obama. you could feel it today. it's been coming for some days, i think, that in the first term he was y
for the future. i mean ronald reagan built an electoral base that lasted for decades so did fdr. if he was able to have a democrat follow him four years from now then maybe the idea that government can be hipful to people, go back to what bob carry said that whole idea what we can do with collective action has returned because we've spent a couple decades with 9 idea that government was the enemy. that would be a big shift if that's possible. the only other thing i would say i think he needs to think about the economy even if it's beginning to recover there's still a problem for the manufacturing base not being here, for are kids not being trained correctly, for getting more jobs that are really good jobs for people here. there's a lot of ideas that have been put forth but they need to be focused in a certain way, the idea if you work hard you really can get ahead in this country just like people did in the old days. >> rose: i want to come back to that. michael. >> there are all sorts of reasons for optimism but since we're talking about history, one cautionary note. lbj at the beginning of 1
ronald reagan spoke, the whole thing changed. when bill clinton showed up, the democratic brand came back. it's just a matter of time before some great communicator comes along and can say this in the right way. >> jimmy, i think -- i know mr. obama is sitting high, though he got whacked by the federal court today but i think democrats can be pretty stupid, too. if they reject entitlement reform, if they say we're just going to raise taxes like this budget deal, just taxes and no spending, if they don't deal with federal debt and they don't deal with the economic growth problem, then the democrats are going to be stupid and they're going to give away what advantage they have now. >> charlie cook wrote a really great column today about this issue in 2016 it will still be about the economy, stupid, right? here's the problem. the republicans, you just said bill clinton and ronald reagan. i appreciate that. you also described a dead white man and a nearly dead white man. the republican party has got to get off this issue of only appealing to white men and women over 50. the country is changin
, ronald reagan former budget director, joining he now, we would like to spend extra time with david, like a sponge i try to soak in all his smarts, what do you make of what nate said. >> he has a lot of statistics, but it does not capture all of the things by any means, i say no, i want to re reference backo what ronald reagan phased in 1981, and where we've drifted for 30 years since, there was 21.2% of gdp on spending side left by carter, what the republicans cannot understand that is agan did not reduce that. he left was on -- >> as a percentage. >> he left, it was nearly 22% of gdp, big government was bigger, since then it has drifted even much higher, to 24, 25 percent of gdp, the problem is defense, it is medical programs, it is really social insurance. nonmeans tested, social security, medicare, 1.5 trillion going to millions of people who do not need it, should be cutback or cut off. he didn't talk about any of that. second, when ronald reagan came in revenues were 1 19.5% of gdp, that was carter's tax level, he cut taxes a little bit, but 2012, they were down to 16%, both parties
who wants be president of the united states ronald reagan opposed these assault weapons in clear language. the house caucus are having their retreat today. we heard today there was no talk of guns. i think a lot of republicans want this to go away. the speak aespeaker's office sa there is legislation pulled down we will deal with it then. that minority may be ultrahard-core conservative gun owners that have made this a test or it is the nra but it has put republican ares with an active number of brain cells who wish to see a future of their party who have been painted into a corner. >> they are on the wrong side of these polls showing where 74% of the american public is. i think that is where the politics meet the public opinion. we know you have reported on the fact that congress is not a broadly represented institution. republicans are representing these districts. so the response is that our districts say something different. >> and al ex, the thing about this retreat, they are proudly getting it out there. we know they have to have down so privately. but they actually want th
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